Marina L. Edwards

Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

Contact Information

Willis Towers Watson
233 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606-4637
Marina Edwards is a Senior Director consultant in Willis Towers Watson’s Benefits Advisory and Compliance group. She serves as a national lead for DC compliance, plan design, vendor search and fee benchmarking projects. Marina applies her more than 25 years of 401(k), 403(b) and pension plan expertise to lead clients in a wide range of defined contribution plan activities, including vendor search projects for qualified and nonqualified DC plans, plan design studies, merger and acquisition due diligence and strategy, trustee and independent fiduciary searches, fee analysis and benchmark studies, plan compliance reviews and Puerto Rico plan administration. Marina has spent more than half of her career working for Willis Towers Watson. She gained additional experience with an investment management and trust company as an assistant vice president and corporate trust officer, where she managed clients of all sizes. Throughout her career, Marina has advised many large employers across a wide range of industries including health care, higher education, financial services, utility, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and manufacturing. She is a recognized guest speaker for a number of national DC conferences and has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Pensions & Investments, U.S. News & World Report and Workforce Management. Marina earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Dynamics of Choice 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

Innovations in DC Plans 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2017)

World Class DC Plans 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2016)

The Insider's View on DC Plan Vendors and the Future of Retirement 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 27, 2015)

The Value of Financial Education and Wellness 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2014)

DC Design 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2013)

DC Plans- The Accumlation Phase 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2012)

World Class DC Plans- Trends and Emerging Practices 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2011)


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